Galapagos Islands, 2005


These photos were taken during our cruise of the Galapagos Islands in September 2005.

The islands are reached by air from Quito, the capital of Ecuador. On arrival, we transferred to a small "motor yacht", MV Fragata.

The islands are volcanic and are moving slowly eastwards as the tectonic plates of the earth move. New volcanic eruptions are gradually creating new islands in the "hot spot" to the west of the islands, as the easternmost islands are being gradually eroded.

The wildlife of the islands includes many species which have evolved differently on different islands. So, for example, we have red footed boobies, blue footed boobies and masked boobies. Also, land and marine iguanas have evolved differently on different islands.

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001.  Marine iguana on Isla Lobo
1. Marine iguana on Isla Lobo
002.  Mother and child sea lions on Isla Lobo
2. Mother and child sea lions on Isla Lobo
003.  Baby sea lion on Isla Lobo
3. Baby sea lion on Isla Lobo
004.  Baby frigate bird on Genovesa
4. Baby frigate bird on Genovesa
005. Immature redfooted booby on Genovesa
5. Immature redfooted booby on Genovesa
006.  Red footed boobies on Genovesa
6. Red footed boobies on Genovesa
007. Galapagos gulls on Genovesa
7. Galapagos gulls on Genovesa
008.  Short eared owl on Genovesa
8. Short eared owl on Genovesa
009. Frigate birds on Genovesa
9. Frigate birds on Genovesa
010. Frigate birds on Genovesa
10. Frigate birds on Genovesa
011. Blue footed booby on North Seymour
11. Blue footed booby on North Seymour
012. Blue footed booby on North Seymour
12. Blue footed booby on North Seymour
013. Land iguana on North Seymour
13. Land iguana on North Seymour
014. Sea lion and pup on North Seymour
14. Sea lion and pup on North Seymour
015. Land iguana on South Plaza
15. Land iguana on South Plaza
016. Land iguana on South Plaza
16. Land iguana on South Plaza
017. Red billed tropicbird on South Plaza
17. Red billed tropicbird on South Plaza
018.  Sally Lightfoot crab on Santa Fe
18. Sally Lightfoot crab on Santa Fe
019. Giant tortise at Charles Darwin Research Centre
19. Giant tortise at Charles Darwin Research Centre
020. Sea lion mother and child on Santa Fe
20. Sea lion mother and child on Santa Fe
021. Flamingos on Floreana
21. Flamingos on Floreana
022. Flamingo on Floreana
22. Flamingo on Floreana
023. Baby sea lion and iguanas on Espanola
23. Baby sea lion and iguanas on Espanola
024. Marine iguana on Espanola
24. Marine iguana on Espanola
025. Marine iguana on Espanola
25. Marine iguana on Espanola
 
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